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 Post subject: ED Seatbelts
Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 8:41 pm 
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Is it common for the front seatbelts in a ED not to retract fast? The ones in my ED are absolute crap! They don't retract so you have to retract them by pushing them up by hand.
I've taken them apart and cleaned them but still the same.
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 Post subject: Re: ED Seatbelts
Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 8:57 pm 
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With Seat belts, the Material can get full of gunk and after time they will have trouble retracting. You might want to get some warm soapy water and have someone pull the belt out to it's full length and clean the material then see how it goes.
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Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 10:53 pm 
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Papa Smurf wrote:
With Seat belts, the Material can get full of gunk and after time they will have trouble retracting. You might want to get some warm soapy water and have someone pull the belt out to it's full length and clean the material then see how it goes.


yep!! that worked on my ed belts!!
gave them a good clean and they retract good now....
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Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 9:03 am 
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Cheers fella's....I'll give it a go today and see how it turns out.

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 1:23 pm 
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This might be of help.

Recently, an autowrecker told me that the sheen on the belts wears out after a while and this increases the surface friction. Hence, the slow to no retraction. To counter it, he recommended using silicon spray on the belt surfaces. I've just tried it, and if you can put up with the silicon smell for a week, it does work.

Apparently, the problem still exists in the late model cars.

 

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 Post subject: Re: ED Seatbelts
Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 5:09 pm 
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I did the silicon thing when I took mine over the pits for rego.. prior to that it would leave 3 foot of seatbelt hanging out...

it worked great for about 2 months, and now it has started not retracting again..

annoying...
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